Provided by JFK SBSM Trainer Ryan Johnson
The Paleo diet has been getting a lot of attention the last couple years. But is all the hype really worth it? Lets dive into the facts about the diet and I’ll leave the decision making to you.
What is the Paleo diet?
According to Loren Cordain Ph.D., who is credited with founding The Paleo Movement, the Paleo diet is “a diet based on every day, modern foods that mimic the food groups of our pre-agricultural, hunter-gatherer ancestors.” Food choices are based on seven fundamental characteristics.
- Higher protein intake – these include meat, seafood and other animal products. 19-35% of daily calories.
- Lower carbohydrate intake and lower glycemic index – Non-starchy fresh fruits and vegetables represent the main carbohydrate source. 19-35% of daily calories are from fruits and veggies.
- Higher fiber intake – Daily fiber is consumed through the consumption of fruits and…
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